Surface Pro

Back in May, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was planning a line of lower-priced Surface tablets to compete with the Apple iPad.  Today, the new Surface tablet has been spotted at the FCC. The FCC documents were first discovered by WinFuture and it reveals that a new Surface-branded device is likely on the way.

Previous reports suggested that the new Surface tablet would be priced around $400 and it will be aimed at the lower-end of the market. With the release of cheaper Surface tablets, Microsoft is looking to hit back at the Cupertino giant.

According to the reports, the new Surface tablet would sport a 10-inch screen with a rounded corner. The devices will be powered by Windows 10 Pro and run on an Intel chip. It will have 64 to 128 GB of storage and an LTE version will be available as well. The new tablets will be equipped with a Type-C USB port and offer up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

This cheaper device could be codenamed Lingo, according to Microsoft watcher WalkingCat. Microsoft is also said to be working on accessories, including cheaper versions of the Surface Pen, the Type Cover and a mouse.

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